Talk of the County: Liberals will never be happy with changes at Waukegan coal plant

Drop guns

The U.S. is dropping humanitarian aid for those Christians up on the mountain in Iraq. But, we should be giving them some guns, too. Just because you’re a Christian doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to defend and protect your family.

Liberals will never be happy

It amazes me that the Sierra Club liberal loonies are protesting ComEd or NRG. One person even stated that we have the right to breathe clean air but as long as they’re burning coal we can’t. I wish NRG would shut off the plant so these lunatics in the Sierra Club wouldn’t have electricity and then they’d say, “What happened?” They spend billions preventing toxins from going into the air. Those stacks used to blow black smoke all day long and they’ve been cleaned up so well over the last few decades. Liberals will never be happy until all the coal is gone in the world. It’s insane.

Letting out steam

The picture on the front page of the steam coming from that stack is beautiful against the nice blue sky. That’s not smoke, soot or ash — it’s steam. They use steam to heat the flame to burn the coal and what you see is just the heat against the cool air right off the lake. Don’t be fooled because all of that is not just soot.

www.fatcatrescueinc.org

Where do we send donations for the “Fat Cat” rescue which was featured in your paper?

Obama fails again

Once again President Obama is a day late and a dollar short. Now he’s decided to order airstrikes against ISIS to prevent the killing of Christians on the mountain top in Iraq. If they would have bombed ISIS when it first started, as they were coming down the main corridor through Iraq, we wouldn’t be dealing with this now. We should have left some military forces on the ground in Iraq to restore law and order in that country.

Condo board president?

Regarding the comment about President Obama letting immigrants into the country for their votes. What is he going to be running for that he needs votes?

Readers: Please answer this

Why is the Waukegan Historical Society giving tours in Spanish? If you’re a legal resident of the U.S.A., you should speak English and become a citizen.

Solar isn’t enough

To all those complaining about NRG. They’re now going to invest $3 million in solar panels to shut you up. That isn’t going to do the job. You can fill the entire lakefront with solar panels and it still won’t power Waukegan. All it takes is a cloudy day to deplete all the battery systems and then it’s game over. If that’s what you want that’s what you’ll get and they will prove you wrong.

Benedict AbbVie

In regards to the greedy AbbVie company moving to Europe. They’re an economic traitor to our community and country.

Sorry, it’s www.fatcatrescueinc.org

That was a nice article about the “Fat Cat” rescue organization; but, there wasn’t a phone number or website so people can give donations. Could you repeat that article and give us that information.

Waukegan is becoming a flea market

People are having flea market type garage sales in their front yards and on the parkways. The laws need to be enforced and Waukegan needs to stop these people from taking over our town. Waukegan better stand up and make sure these laws are being obeyed.

Lo siento

Why is the Waukegan Historical Society having a Spanish speaking only tour? I feel sorry for all the veterans who fought for America.

I’m ashamed

President Obama proved he hates this country when he allowed a deadly disease into this country. I’m ashamed to be an American. They should have fought this disease over there instead of bringing it here. We’re fighting another war and I can’t believe this is happening.

Slow down

When did Route 73 in Antioch become an extension of the Indianapolis Speedway? I’m so tired of trying to do the speed limit and having someone constantly on my bumper.

Quit it, mothers

What’s wrong with these mothers that smoke? I saw a mother holding a baby and blowing smoke right in her face. Doesn’t she care about her daughter breathing in second-hand smoke? Another woman was carrying a baby and holding a beer in one hand a cigarette in another and the smoke was everywhere. Also, they should ban smoking at all festivals.

Arrest the pimps, too

Kudos to Sheriff Mark Curran for arresting and exposing those guys who prey on young women. Now let’s hope he arrests the pimps, too. People have to made aware that many of these so-called prostitutes are really children. Some, as young as 13, are being held against their will and used as virtual sex slaves. Let’s keep getting these guys who promote this sick business.

Union conservatism

The unions created the middle class with blood, sweat and tears. Not all union members are liberals and anyone who thinks that all teachers, policemen and firemen are liberals have had too much Kool-Aid. Most union people are very conservative. They join the union for protection, benefits and to have a voice for their future. Where are the unions of Colorado? Up in smoke maybe?

Parking wars

Our neighbors keep parking their car in front of my driveway here in Zion. I called the Zion police because I thought the car was disabled. But when they came out the car was gone. Two days later they parked in front of my driveway again. Why can’t Zion’s finest give this person a ticket for blocking my driveway. This person needs to park in the driveway of the person they’re visiting.

Guilt by association

Al-Qaeda doesn’t even want to be associated with ISIS — so why do we?

Suggestion box

I would imagine it’s just a matter of time before the News-Sun comes out with an all Spanish edition.

No compassion for laziness

People are just simply fed up with the illegal aliens and other people that are on welfare and have benefits for life. On paper they look poor but in actuality they’re doing quite well. People are supposed to work hard for what they want in life and I don’t see this happening with the illegal aliens and some of the recipients on welfare. I have compassion for people who need help temporarily, such as the elderly, the mentally ill and legal immigrants but not for those who are lazy and don’t want to work.

Stop the hating

As a Zion resident, I can only verify what I have witnessed. I have witnessed Shantal Taylor volunteering her time, helping others and working to better the community. I am unsure why a small few in Zion remain so negative and passionate about tearing other people down. Rather than hating and bashing someone you don’t like, how about finding someone you do like and supporting them? Hate is not the answer.

‘Manure-making machines’

The county just built a $3.5 million animal shelter in Lake County. Now people are looking for donations for a feral cat cabin. I say enough is enough. If you fell that strong about saving a bunch of feral cats then do it with your own money. A bunch of feral cats are nothing but a bunch of manure-making machines. If the cats don’t belong to somebody to care for them then they should be put into the process of euthanasia. You can also put dogs in the same category.

Protect your purses

Ladies: Never leave your purse in a shopping cart and walk away from it. I went to a medium-sized local grocery store the other day and walked up the first aisle to get a loaf of bread and at the far end of the aisle was a shopping cart with a purse in it and nobody was standing by it. There were a couple of ladies a couple of feet away but they had their backs to the cart. I’ve seen this in grocery stores and in department stores. Nothing like tempting fate! If you are going to turn your back on the cart or walk away from it, pick up your purse and take it with you.

Staying in Waukegan

Some people say they wish to live somewhere better. I have lived and moved 20 times within a 40-year period. I have come back to Waukegan. I’m older and with all my travels this is my home until my life ends.

Get your discount!

Beach Park seniors: Take your proof of age to Advanced Disposal to get your senior discount on garbage pick up.

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5 Comments

  • Joe De

    There was a recent decision made by NRG Energy concerning the COAL-FIRED power plant in Waukegan. Previously, the plant was burning 4,000 TONS of dirty coal PER DAY in Waukegan. The decision was to burn 4,000 TONS of coal PER DAY in Waukegan AND give the Waukegan area $3 million for RENEWABLE ENERGY projects IN WAUKEGAN. Thank you. My asthma and COPD thanks you.

    2014-08-22 09:57:25 | Reply
  • Chris Kiel

    Fat Cat Rescue, Inc. would like thank the kind people who have generously supported our cause and have responded so positively to the recent story in the News Sun. We are encouraged to learn that so many people have compassion for homeless animals.

    2014-08-13 18:24:20 | Reply
  • karen gergel

    Feral cats keep the rodent population done. Do you want the rats and mice at your house? They deserve to live just as you do.

    2014-08-13 09:46:42 | Reply
  • karl

    ‘Manure-making machines’: maybe we should do that with you,people like you cause problems?

    2014-08-12 07:27:08 | Reply
  • KARL

    Parking wars; THEY PROBABLY NOT EVEN BLOCKING THE DRIVE WAY, YOU JUST CAN,T DRIVE AROUND IT ,

    2014-08-12 07:14:42 | Reply
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